Why Rhetorical Questions Help You Go Deeper With
Emotions
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Why Rhetorical Questions Help You Go Deeper With Emotions

by Lisa Hall-Wilson Ever figure out a solution to a problem, and then way over-use it? That’s what happens with rhetorical questions when we’re trying to avoid author intrusion! Once you become aware of author intrusion, of what that looks like in either limited third person, first person, or deep POV, the easy workaround becomes Read more

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9 Key Elements of a Short Story: What They Are and How to Apply Them

The article 9 Key Elements of a Short Story: What They Are and How to Apply Them appeared first on The Write Practice. If you’re new to short story writing, it can be intimidating to think of fitting everything you need in a story into a small word count. Do you need to apply certain Read more

A Strengths-Based Approach To Writing
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A Strengths-Based Approach To Writing

by Jenny Hansen Does anyone else here do that thing where they worry about their weaknesses too much? I’ve noticed a worrisome trend in the writing world, and sometimes in my own psyche. It’s a disturbing phenomenon that occurs in creative types (especially writers). These creatives seem to think they have to be good at Read more

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How to Write a Short Story: 5 Major Steps from Start to Finish

The article How to Write a Short Story: 5 Major Steps from Start to Finish appeared first on The Write Practice. Do you want to learn how to write a short story? Maybe you’d like to try writing a short story instead of a novel-length work, or maybe you’re hoping to get more writing practice Read more

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15 Haunted Halloween Writing Prompts

The article 15 Haunted Halloween Writing Prompts appeared first on The Write Practice. BOO! Halloween is right around the corner—what better day to write some spooky stories? Sharpen your pencil and take a stab at one of these Halloween writing prompts! Scary Stories Connect With Readers in Big Ways Writers write to get a reaction Read more

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One Frightful Characterization Tip That Will Transform Your Stories

The article One Frightful Characterization Tip That Will Transform Your Stories appeared first on The Write Practice. How do you write three-dimensional characters? How do you flesh them out so they feel real? In this article, we’re focusing on one specific characterization prompt to help you discover who your character really is. What is your Read more

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One Haunted Writing Prompt, Plus a Chance to WIN a Writing Contest

The article One Haunted Writing Prompt, Plus a Chance to WIN a Writing Contest appeared first on The Write Practice. Halloween is just a few short weeks away. And we’re getting ready for the season with the Fall Writing Contest! Share your best scary story with us for the chance to win frightfully rewarding prizes! Read more

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Writing Prompt: Monster

The article Writing Prompt: Monster appeared first on The Write Practice. Sometimes, all you need to give your writing a boost is an inspiring writing prompt. And when it comes to writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. This week, in honor of our fall short story contest (launching Tuesday, September 20!), we’re running prompts all Read more